15th Ave NE and NE 41st St, 543-2280.
* TRISHA BROWN
"Dancer and choreographer Brown has made exhibiting her dances easier by collaborating with visual artists, and collecting compelling artifacts... the idea of collaboration--not just between people, but between art forms and between the past and the present--may very well be this exhibition's true subject." (Emily Hall) Through July 18.
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM
100 University St, 654-3100.
ONLY SKIN DEEP
Final week. The entwined issues of race and photography, as they explore each other, in a show organized by the International Center of Photography. Through June 13.
RENAISSANCE ART IN FOCUS: NERI di BICCI AND DEVOTIONAL PAINTING IN ITALY
Final week. A Neri di Bicci altarpiece fresh from SAM's conservators is the center of this exhibition on devotional art. Through June 13.
3412 Fourth Ave S, 838-7444.
"The demonic form of possession suggested by Shirin Neshat's luminous work creates a context for the exhibition, an aura that is as inspired as it is sinister, a kind of encouragement to let yourself be taken over by what you're seeing... in all the show has the urgency of someone pressing on you a thing particularly loved. " (Emily Hall) Through Oct 9.
BEYOND EXPECTATIONS: ARTSPRIDE 2004
Artwork by local gay and lesbian artists. Opening reception Sun June 13, 3-5 pm. Runnings Family Gallery, 4711 California Ave SW, 938-0963. Through July 6.
BIG UP: FEMALES CAUSING KAOS
Graffiti by girls. Opening reception Sat June 12, 6-9 pm. Couterfeit, 1216 10th Ave, 861-7465. Through July 12.
JAMES PASCHAL CECIL JR, ELIZABETH GADBOIS
Cecil's photographs, in a series entitled Ice, Frozen and Flowing; Gadbois' photographs of Cheap Motels. Opening reception Sat June 12, 6-9 pm. Exposure Gallery, Gadbois Art & Photography, 2860 NW Market St, 789-6644. Through July 3.
An installation of 22 dresses, made by artists, on the site of a former laundry run by nuns. Opening reception Sat June 12, 3-10 pm. Good Shepherd Center Chapel, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, 633-1171. Through June 30.
Monotypes that are taken from scenes of everyday life. Opening reception Sat June 12, 6-9 pm. Sev Shoon Arts Center, 2862 NW Market St, 782-2415. Through July 5.
In La lengua de leder, Garza's patterns take on shapes inspired by the stained tablecloths of his grandmother's table. Opening reception Fri June 11, 5-7 pm. Ballard Fetherston Gallery, 818 E Pike St, 322-9440. Through July 10.
Abstract paintings inspired by the botanical world. Opening reception Sat June 12, 7-10 pm. The Palm Room, 5336 Ballard Ave NW, 782-7256. Through July 9.
Opening reception Sun June 13. The Runnings Family Gallery, ArtsWest Playhouse, 4711 California Ave SW, 938-0963 ext 107. Through July 6.
With work by Darlene Morgensen, Barbara Benedetti Newton, Robert Mitchell, Callahan McVay. Opens Mon June 14. Opening reception Fri June 18, 6-8 pm. Jeffrey Moose Gallery and Jeffrey Moose Gallery Art Mart, 1333 Fifth Ave, 467-4951. Through July 31.
* BILLY NAME
See Stranger Suggests. Opening reception Fri June 11, 6-10 pm. Roq la Rue Gallery, 2316 Second Ave, 374-8977. Through Aug 1.
SONJA PETERSON, KIKI MacINNIS
In Fancy Cakes & Shore Lines, Peterson shows her sculptures and paintings of flowers and figures, and MacInnis her detailed (and kind of sexy) ink drawings of organic objects. Opening reception Thurs June 10, 6-9 pm, Kirkland Arts Center, 620 Market St, Kirkland, 425-822-7161. Through Aug 6.
* SHAWN WOLFE
See Stranger Suggests. Opens Fri June 11, 6-10 pm. Goods, 1112 Pike St, 622-0459. Through July 31.
LORDAN BUNCH, MIKI LEE, BARBARA ROBERTSON, DAVID ROBERTS
Lots to look at here, but what's most promising are the 19th-century lithographs, by David Roberts, of Egypt and Jerusalem, usually tiny figures with ancient monuments soaring over them. Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Ave S, 624-7684. Through June 26.
Fagereng's realistic and slightly hysterical paintings put one in mind of manic shopping sprees. They're usually cool and sometimes kind of frightening. Zeitgeist, 171 S Jackson St, 583-0497. Through June 30.
GOLDMINE SHITHOUSE, WHAT IS ART/WHAT IS SOUND
A super-collaboration between two collaboratives; Goldmine is a New York-based set of artists exploring "violent themes," and WIA promotes visibility for emerging artists. Capitol Hill Arts Center, 1621 12th Ave, 388-0500. Through June 25.
JOHN AND ROBIN GURNAELIS
Thoughts on the theft of personal items, made concrete with cages and ladders. Bluebottle Art Gallery and Store, 415 E Pine St, 325-1592. Through June 27.
Works that combine photography and painting in a way that's actually quite layered (a frequent claim in press releases; rarely true); you can look deeply into a Hayes painting and there's always something to see. G. Gibson Gallery, 514 E Pike St, 587-4033. Through July 17.
* KEN KELLY, CHRIS DOYLE
Kelly's great new paintings--big, goth, wallpapery, surgical--and stills from Wong Kar-wai films by cinematographer Doyle. Howard House, 604 Second Ave, 256-6399. Through June 26.
Photographs of uninhibited women, in their many manifestations. Marcus' Martini Heaven, 88 Yesler Way, 624-3323. Through June 30.
* RICHARD MARQUIS, ERIC WOHL
Marquis shows found objects, which he displays reverently, alongside his own glass objects--often broken, misshapen, not quite right (whatever that is). With Eric Wohl's glass environment for glass chickens, some stuffed with dirt and feathers. Priceless Works Gallery, 619 N 35th St, Suite 100, 349-9943. Through June 28.
RAYMOND MORROW, TERRY HECKER
Morrow's nudes challenge received notions about beauty; Hecker's glazed pottery explores the divided self. Viveza Gallery, 2604 Western Ave, 956-3584. Through June 26.
* JASON MOUER, JIM KRAFT
Mouer makes amazing solid shapes out of paper, in some cases sanding down whole telephone books into smooth, ovoid objects. With Kraft's ceramics. Foster/White Gallery in Pioneer Square, 123 S Jackson St, 622-2833. Through June 22.
JYUNG MEE PARK
A site-specific installation, called Loss and Gain, in which rocks cascade from the wall to the floor. Suyama Space, 2324 Second Ave, 256-0809. Through Aug 27.
* VANESSA RENWICK
An installation, called Rising Up, that includes sound by Donovan Skirvin, and posters by the Celebrate People's History Project. Tollbooth Gallery, 11th and Broadway, Tacoma, 253-572-0995. Through July 21.
SEEING AND DOING
Final week. I love the bright language of this press release ("clean little training devices for messy situations"), but I don't know what it means.... I think it has something to do with spring cleaning. Crawl Space Gallery, 504 E Denny Way, 817-5328. Through June 15.
SUPER-SIZED: THE BIG PRINT SHOW
Final week. This has nothing to do with McDonald's but everything to do with Chuck Close, Robert Gober, Ed Ruscha, and Kiki Smith. And others. Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave S, 624-0770. Through June 12.
* KEITH TILFORD
Final week. "Each of Tilford's works is a drawing not only of a subject (Tilford favors faces and mouths and books) but also of all these little elements that frenetically compose it. There is an appearance of randomness but a very distinct feeling of deliberation and control, as though the portraits and mouths and books had materialized not out of chaos, but out of something that only appears chaotic, like chaos theory." (Emily Hall) James Harris Gallery, 309 A Third Ave S, 903-6220. Through June 12.
Final week. Twenty posters by twenty artists for twenty dollars each (the posters, not the artists). Garage Sale Gallery, 512 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, 360-293-2407. Through June 15.
Photographs, in Everything Til Now. Two Bells Tavern, 2313 Fourth Ave, 441-3050. Through July 31.
Final week. "Yarn" can refer to both tale and thread; here is a group show incorporating both. Solomon Fine Art, 1215 First Ave, 297-1400. Through June 11.